Weekly Photo Challenge: Ocean
Not the best image quality wise, but this is one iconic location, primarily because these monuments lie on the southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula, marking the end of the Indian soil. This picture was in taken in 2003, a year before the tsunami that rocked India on December 26, 2004. This location also sees the triveni sangam, which means that three major water bodies amalgamate here; the Arabian Sea from the west, the Bay of Bengal from the east and the Indian Ocean at the south. This picture taken at sunrise depicts two iconic monuments, to the left is the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and the right is a 133 foot tall statue of noted Tamil poet and saint Thiruvalluvar. Thiruvalluvar is known for his saintly couplets or Thirukkural which are inscribed inside the base of the statue; you can visit the site which was unveiled in the year 2000 for public. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial was built in 1970 and is a sacred monument dedicated to the spiritual teacher and leader Swami Vivekananda. As you enter the memorial, you will be greeted by a golden statue of Vivekananda. You are expected to maintain complete silence inside the memorial building. Even if you are not a quiet person, you will be touched by the spiritual sanctity of the place.